After Laser of Genital Warts

After laser treatment, your child may experience:

  1. Mild cramping
  2. Light bleeding 
  3. Feeling tired
  4. Sometimes feeling sick (nausea)
  5. Pain (like a burn) in the area that was lasered
  1. Have your child rest on the day of surgery. Over the next two days, your child may slowly increase activities until he or she feels normal.
  2. Give your child pain medication as prescribed by your doctor to treat cramping.
  3. Your child can go back to school in one to two weeks.
  4. Have your child begin taking or keep taking any medicine that was prescribed before or after the surgery.
  5. Call the clinic (513-636-4681) to make a follow-up appointment. You should tell the scheduler that this is a "post-op" visit. Usually this visit will be within one to three weeks.
  1. Keep area clean and dry
  2. Use soothing compresses for the area as needed
  3. Use numbing medicine (local anesthetic, 2 percent lidocaine, Xylocaine)
  4. Give your child lots of fluids to keep urine diluted
  5. Your child should urinate within four hours of surgery
  1. Bleeding
  2. Severe vomiting
  3. Fever more than 101 degrees
  4. Severe redness, pus or drainage from the area that was lasered
  5. Cannot urinate by six hours after procedure
  6. Pain

Last Updated 10/2012